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preceding adj
1 existing or coming before [syn: preceding(a)] [ant: succeeding(a)]
2 preceding in time or order [syn: antecedent] [ant: subsequent]
3 of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; "a retiring member of the board" [syn: past(a), preceding(a), retiring(a)]

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Adjective

  1. Occuring before or in front of something else, in time, place, rank or sequence.

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preceding
  1. present participle of precede

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